Colab Paradise Dry Shampoo: Heavenly Hair

Please note that I am a founder of the Colab Dry Shampoo brand – this is not a paid post.

colab paradise dry shampoo

I said I’d keep you updated with the new Colab Dry Shampoo launch and here it is: Paradise. I honestly don’t know where to start with this post – I’m really (uncharacteristically) overexcited because I’ve been involved with the Colab brand since its seedling days and now there are so many new and brilliant things happening. A completely new look for the entire range – new cans, new scents, new imagery – but the same amazing no-white-residue formula.

NEW Colab Paradise dry shampoo: better than half price at Superdrug, with free gift!

Dry shampoo is a big deal in the UK, but not so much in some other parts of the world, so to give you a quick recap on what it actually does: it absorbs oils in the roots of your hair so that it looks and feels cleaner without having to physically wash it with shampoo and water. It’s not an alternative to hair washing but a quick fix in-between – I find that on my flat, limp roots it gives me an amazing “just blow-dried” boost, even if I’ve only just washed my hair. The great thing about Colab – and the reason, I think, that it has sold so many cans around the world – is that it has been cleverly formulated to have the same grease absorption benefits as a normal dry shampoo but no white, chalky residue. Even if you leave it in (lots of people apply, wait, brush out) there’s no telltale dustiness or chalkiness. Which – for me at least – used to be the most off-putting thing about using dry shampoo.

So there was my little quickfire lesson for those who needed it! If you’ve always wondered what you can do about hair that’s dry or normal at the ends but oilier at the roots, dragging down your hairstyles and forcing you to wash your hair about seven times a day, then Colab is your answer. The newest addition to the range is Paradise: you need to smell this stuff to believe it! Think tropical islands, think expensive holidays (the type where someone brings you a cool flannel as you lie on your sunlounger), think of all of those amazing beauty products that launch every summer – glistening body oils, exotic-smelling sunscreens, coconut lip balms…

colab paradise dry shampoo

Now pile all of those tropical thoughts together and stick them in a can and you have – pretty much –  Colab Paradise. It’s spray-on summer, except that you don’t have to wait months to use it. I’ve become rather addicted to the smell, if truth be known – I wore my parka when I was having my hair done last week and the hood is still scented with Paradise! Coconut, tonka bean, exotic white flowers…

It launches today – you can find it at Superdrug here. To celebrate its entry into the beauty world, it has a special price – £1.73 instead of £3.49 – and, if that wasn’t enough, there’s a lovely little gift with purchase.

colab paradise dry shampoo

Because who doesn’t love a flamingo notebook? And you get three of them! I told you this was an exciting post… I’ve sorted your hair woes, presented you with a new year-round scent and answered your stationery needs for the next few months!

At any rate, a huge can of the best ever dry shampoo for £1.73 is a bit of a no-brainer. You’re welcome.

Colab Paradise at Superdrug

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  1. January 18, 2017 / 9:30 am

    Dry shampoo is a big thing here in Germany as well, at least for us working mums. About time to expand to the continent, pretty please!

    • January 18, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Pretty sure it’s just about to launch – I’ll double check! x

      • Mrs.Vedder
        February 18, 2017 / 6:13 pm

        yeah…. it´s finally here;-)

  2. Amanda
    January 18, 2017 / 9:32 am

    Colab is amazing! Would love a dry shampoo that has a subtle smell of freshly washed hair.. no real fragrance. And also one with a tint – red, brown, black, blonde.

    • January 18, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Hmm, something in the pipeline for you! Watch this space. x

    • January 18, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      I second this! I love Colab but I’m not big on smelling like my hair product (and oftentimes if I do wear perfume I can smell both scents at the same time, which is jus too conflicting for my nose :p Unscented/lightly scented of neutral washed hair or something would be brilliant for us olfactory nerds!

  3. Alexandra
    January 18, 2017 / 11:39 am

    This looks great! Is the notebook offer only available when you purchase online, or does it also apply in-store?

  4. Jenna
    January 18, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    I love love love colab dry shampoo!
    My fave used to be the extreme Rio which sadly was discontinued.
    Can’t wait to try the new one, hopefully it will be in my local store today but ordering online too just incase!

    Jenna xo

    • January 18, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Don’t worry – exactly the same scent coming back under a different guise. Shall keep you updated. x

  5. Sarah
    January 18, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Where can I find it in the US?

    • January 18, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Its in American Eagle, though the original cans not the new.. x

  6. Emma
    January 18, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Colab is absolutely my favourite dry shampoo. As a raven haired beauty the residue of every other one I have tried, including the tinted ones, has been the bane of my existence. I don’t like to over wash my hair to preserve my colour so dry shampoo is my saviour, but the dullness that comes from the others I’ve used generally makes me wonder why bother. Kind of replacing one issue with another.

  7. Elizabeth Elliott
    January 18, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    Tried two Superdrugs today and neither of them had this in stock – gutted!

    • January 18, 2017 / 9:04 pm

      It will be later going into store. You can order online (then you get the free gift) and also I THINK they deliver to your nearest store if you prefer..

      • Zita
        January 19, 2017 / 1:17 pm

        Hi Elizabeth,
        I ordered mine online and store collection is free, plus you get the free gift so that’s a good option :)

  8. Ivana
    January 18, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    They don’t ship international.

  9. January 18, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Sounds great – I’ve never tried dry shampoo yet (gasp!) but it is on my must-try-now list. I’ll have to snoop around to see if this is available in Canada.

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

  10. Carla
    January 18, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I have not seen this at American Eagle;( The “wash your hair a couple times a week” trend is becoming more the norm here in the U.S. as well. I would love to try this brand! I have used some not so great ones so far and the one that works best is Psssst, which leaves a white residue. Currently using oribè dry texturizing spray and it sort of works for oily roots.
    We need this at Walgreens or Target!

  11. Rachel
    January 18, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Best dry shampoo there is. I love Monaco but can’t resist maflingos (as the are known in our house)

  12. Jaclyn
    January 19, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Picked this up yesterday in my local Superdrug. It’s fantastic and the scent is deluxe! Well done Ruth & the Colab team x

  13. January 19, 2017 / 10:18 am

    This post was perfectly timed for me as I needed to buy a new dry shampoo (and I’m a sucker for an attractive notebook too!), I’m picking up my order from Superdrug tomorrow – can’t wait to try it out!

  14. January 19, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Can you describe what this paradise scent smells like?

  15. philippa sutton
    January 19, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Ordered one already! So excited to try it. (:
    Philippa x

  16. January 19, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    The scent sounds like heaven and I love the Flamingos! We need wider distro in the USA!

  17. Sheetal
    January 23, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Hi has anybody else had an issue with ordering this online? Superdrug can’t give me the notepads because this the notepads don’t show up in the basket. Now I think the offer is over.
    Gutted, I brought this online and in time. But I collected from store and they said I needed to have it home delivered to receive the gift….

  18. Sharron
    January 24, 2017 / 7:15 am

    Ah this looks great. Another one to add to the collection. What I like most about Colab other than the heavenly scent is the way it transforms my fine hair into thick fat tresses with no visual residue and doesn’t leave the hair frizzy

  19. Lucia Sojkova
    January 24, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    Is this new scent sheer invisible ? As it doesn’t say on a tin and I much much prefer sheer invisible ones,
    Thank you
    Have a nice day xxx

  20. January 24, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I already love the Colab dry shampoos, but the scent sounds like heaven! Can’t wait to give it a try!

    Alice /

  21. Tracy
    January 29, 2017 / 7:03 am

    I love Colab dry shampoos. My favorite is Monaco. We have them in Singapore and i’m eagerly awaiting this new scent!

  22. Sam
    January 15, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    Has the colab shine spray been discontinued?

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